Yesterday in my office was weekly fruit day. As always, I took a few, and did not eat them all. I left two on my work table. The fruit were in perfectly good condition, and I have done this more than a few times.
Today I came to work and realised that the fruit was missing. I left work late and about the same time, the cleaning lady started. Because of that fact, I suspect that that this is her doing. She has worked there for at least 3 months or at least, that is how far back I remember her.
I actually don't know what to do in this kind of situation. I know that cleaning personnel can't take anything from work tables, as the manager told me that cleaning staff are informed that they can't even rearrange the tables.
I have a few options in my mind:
- I could go talk to a manager about this, but I am worried that maybe she has never done this before and was really hungry. I don't mind, but she could have left a note, maybe.
- It could also be that she is doing this, but constantly changing which work tables she takes them from, and everyone feels the same as me, that it should be reported.
- Maybe that she can't tell difference between old and fresh fruit, which is bad too.
I am pretty confused, because I don't want to get her fired if the reason was the first one. I am not comfortable talking to her personally because that could get me in trouble - if it was not her, she could raise some problems for me for accusing her of stealing.
What actions can I take?